In Social Studies, we learned that we can also earn money not just by providing services, but also by selling goods. For our Goods Fair, our class decided to host a Sari Sari Store. A Sari Sari Store is a small shop particular in the Philippines that sells random, little things – from candies, to toys, and other non-food items. “Sari Sari” is a Filipino term which means “different things”.
We wanted our shop to look exactly like a Sari Sari store, so we worked real hard in decorating the outside of our shop. Our teacher even helped us print campaign posters just like the ones in real-life Sari Sari stores.
Just like any business, we also needed to advertise this one. We decorated our posters and we also made sure that all the details we needed were there. We remembered how the people must find our posters interesting so that they could find time to read it. So, we decorated it really nicely.
We were very excited for our Sari-Sari Store. We assigned 2 classmates to be the cashier while the others assisted the customers.
It wasn’t as easy as we thought it was since people were buying items at the same time.
Our task was to make sure people paid for the things they wanted to buy, and in the correct amount.
We also made sure that we gave our customers the exact change.
We had some left overs at our Sari Sari store, so we decided to use the rest as prizes for our class party. Can you believe we earned a net profit of 1070 PHP!
Oh what a fun day! We can’t wait to have our own business one day!